Arlette Shohmelian

Arlette Shohmelian is a Positive Mindset, Parent Coach, Psychologist, Certified HRDA Trainer, Founding Director at Parent Tree with over 20 years of experience in education and counselling. Arlette offers a variety of mentoring and coaching sessions to parents/working professionals.

What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.

I was working as a school counsellor for so many years and in recent years as a Deputy Head in one of the private schools in Cyprus.

Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say YES, go for it!”

Leap of Faith and wanting to have my own independence and freedom of time.

Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?

I am the Founding Director at ParentTree. I am a Psychologist, a Mindset Coach, and a parent Coach.

I have also served as a former deputy head of a private school in Cyprus. As a Positive Mindset Coach, I run my online mentoring programme called “Empowering Transformation Mentoring Programme. Re-programme Your Mind for a Happier and Fulfilled You“.

I offer a variety of mentoring and coaching sessions to parents/working professionals on identifying self-limiting beliefs, self-sabotaging behaviours and overcoming fear, doubts and worry. I help my clients to reconnect with themselves and set goals to achieve emotional resilience, fulfilment and progress in their personal and professional life. Living and working with ease, joy and balance.

In addition, I offer a self-paced online course and a mentoring programme to help parents tackle the challenges inherent in parenting. My course, “From Crazy to Calm, The Parent Empowering Program. 

Self-awareness for More Joyful Parenting“, aims to empower parents to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with more effective and constructive parenting styles.

At Parent Tree, I encourage and empower parents to rise above the pressures they are faced with daily and strive to become the best version of themselves through developing their mindset.

I help parents find balance in their personal and professional life by reconnecting with themselves to develop a strong mindset and emotional resilience, free of self-doubt, fear, stress and worry to achieve their goals.

At Parent Tree, I help parents understand themselves and their emotional triggers to manage their own life and establish a work-home balance.

Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?

My greatest achievement as a woman are my two daughters because of them I go into Parent Coaching.

Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?

I would like women to be unapologetic when it comes to their achievements, independence and freedom.

Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?

Women lead with compassion because of our unique divine feminine energy and gentleness. We need compassion in leadership to allow everyone around us to thrive.

What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?

Believe in yourself. You are strong, smart and capable.